Leading the way in 2009-10 for Vanderbilt will be senior point guard Jermaine Beal, the SEC leader in assist-to-turnover ratio for the last two seasons, and junior center A.J. Ogilvy, who was named to the All-SEC second team for the second consecutive season. Ogilvy, who originates from Sydney, Australia, is considered a future NBA draft pick.
Also back are a group of sophomores who received considerable playing time as true freshmen – forward Jeffery Taylor, who was an All-SEC selection, guard Brad Tinsley, who tied a Vanderbilt freshman single-season record for three pointers made with 69, power forward Steve Tchiengang, who started in 16 games last season, and forward Lance Goulbourne, who showed flashes of productivity as a three-point shooter and an explosive slasher to the hoop last season.
Commodores Head Coach Kevin Stallings will have high expectations for his team that went 19-12 in 2008-09 and will utilise the trip down under to prepare his team for a deep run into the 2010 NCAA Tournament. “We are excited about our trip to Australia. It will be a great team-building experience and a good opportunity to play against some quality international competition.”
“Our team is also thrilled to see A.J.’s home country and his enthusiasm for having his teammates along with him. It will be a trip our guys will never forget,” said Stallings.
Ogilvy is excited about playing with his Vanderbilt team mates in Australia, “What excites me most about this trip is the opportunities for my family and friends who haven’t been able to see me play have the chance to come out and watch. It’s also a great chance for all of our guys to have a great trip and for me to show them around my country.”
Kilsyth Basketball General Manager and Swinburne Cobras Head Coach is ecstatic about enticing Vanderbilt to play at Kilsyth. “It is a great opportunity for our Club and our players to gain international experience and compete against the best.”
“It is also a wonderful opportunity for our junior players who aspire to get to the States to see what they need to do to achieve their goals,” said Wallace.
Tipoff is scheduled for 6.00pm on Tuesday 11 August 2009 with tickets available at the door for $15 families, $7 adults and $2 children. Don’t miss your chance to see NBA and Australian Boomers prospect A.J Ogilvy and his Commodore teammates take on the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras. For further information on the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras visit www.cobras.net.au
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